San Dimas High School catcher Josh Leyland, the Tribune’s player of the year after leading the Saints to the Division IV title, has agreed to terms with the Oakland A’s after being drafted in the 16th round. Terms of the contract were not released. Leyland, one of the top recruits for Washington State, will begin his pro career immediately. Cougars coach Donnie Marbut had high hopes for Leyland, and had this to say on Cougsfan.com: “He had a chance to make Bailey-Brayton (WSU’s home field) look pretty small.”
Rancho Cucamonga and Charter Oak’s September 25 blockbuster at Charter Oak will be this year’s Fox Sports San Gabriel Valley game of the week. Nothing is confirmed, so don’t get too excited. But if it happens, what a great reward for the best team in the SGV.
At lunch I was glued into the discussion on KLAC 570-AM between Steve Hartman and Chris Myers debating ESPN’s stance not to report the alleged sexual assault civil suit against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, even though many other news outlets have already reported it. Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Gonzalez gives you more background and his opinion. What do you think?
“At this point, we are not reporting the allegations against Ben Roethlisberger because no criminal complaint has been filed,” an ESPN spokesman told Gonzalez. “As far as we know, this is a civil lawsuit that Roethlisberger has yet to address publicly.”